HC Deb 31 January 1956 vol 548 c99W
Mr. Blenkinsop

asked the Minister of Health what progress has been made in establishing a statistics branch at his Department.

Mr. Turton

A statistician was appointed in July, 1955, to advise on the collection, analysis and interpretation of statistical information for the Department. The present staff of the Statistical Unit consists of fifteen executive and clerical staff and six trained machine operating staff.